Up to 15 jobs expected if Lincs Co-op win approval for £1.5m store in Whittlesey

Lincolnshire Co-op want to spend £1.5m on building a new Co-op at Whittlesey

Lincolnshire Co-op want to spend £1.5m on building a new Co-op at Whittlesey - Credit: Archant

Up to 15 jobs will be created in Whittlesey if Lincolnshire Co-operative Ltd win consent from Fenland planners for a £1.5m convenience store off the A605, fronting Finkle Lane.

Lincolnshire Co-op want to spend £1.5m on building a new Co-op at Whittlesey

Lincolnshire Co-op want to spend £1.5m on building a new Co-op at Whittlesey - Credit: Archant

The site is the former Morley’s bus depot but because it is within the conservation area of the town the Co-op has also submitted a heritage assessment. There are listed buildings close to the site and these are detailed in the Co-op’s statements to the council.

The Co-op says the store will “positively enhance” the conservation area and is unlikely to impact on other retailers in the town.

Bus depot buildings on the .23ha site will be demolished and the site cleared for a 372sqm store.

The application also includes proposals for a terrace of three homes front Low Cross.

The Co-op says they have spoken to the county council who have, without prejudice to the application, confirmed the scheme was acceptable.

There will be a separate pedestrian access from West End with dedicated disabled parking.

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